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Corpus Christi Fishing Boat & Pelicans

Here is a photo of a fishing boat that is returning with its catch from Corpus Christi Bay.

Here is a map of Corpus Christi Bay.

Here is information on destructive fishing practices.

Here is information about the ecology of Corpus Christi Bay.

The boat is being followed by many brown pelicans. Here is information on brown pelicans.

Here is information on visiting Corpus Christi, Texas.

I took this picture last week while visiting Corpus Christi.

By |2008-03-23T11:34:59-04:00March 23rd, 2008|Environment, General|Comments Off on Corpus Christi Fishing Boat & Pelicans

Restoring Habeas Corpus

(Update, I had blogged on this subject before – here.)

The history of the development of Habeas Corpus (From BBC) – Habeas corpus is under attack, say critics of the government’s anti-terror bill. But what is it and why is it so cherished?Habeas corpus (ad subjiciendum) is Latin for “you may have the body” (subject to examination). It is a writ which requires a person detained by the authorities be brought before a court of law so that the legality of the detention may be examined.

The name is taken from the opening words of the writ in medieval times.

Although rarely used nowadays, it can theoretically be demanded by anyone who believes they are unlawfully detained and it is issued by a judge. (more…)

By |2007-06-08T21:50:37-04:00June 8th, 2007|Al Qaeda, Civil Liberty, Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Restoring Habeas Corpus

Countdown: Restoring Habeas Corpus

This may be the most important thing that this Congress will do.  Keith Olbermann does a good job in presenting the problem.  Chris Dodd (D – Ct) is already out in front on this one.  He has drafted legislation that has been introduced.  The legislation is called the Effective Terrorist Prosecution Act.  This Act will:

  • Restores Habeas Corpus protections to detainees
  • Narrows the definition of unlawful enemy combatant to individuals who directly participate in hostilities against the United States who are not lawful combatants
  • Bars information gained through coercion from being introduced as evidence in trials
  • Empowers military judges to exclude hearsay evidence they deem to be unreliable
  • Authorizes the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to review decisions by the Military commissions
  • Limits the authority of the President to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions and makes that authority subject to congressional and judicial oversight
  • Provides for expedited judicial review of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 to determine the constitutionally of its provisions

Now, that seems fair.  That seems represent the feelings of the American public. 

By |2006-11-19T17:03:37-04:00November 19th, 2006|Ethics, Legal|Comments Off on Countdown: Restoring Habeas Corpus
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